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100 THE WICHITA EAGIE SUNDAY NOVEMBER 6 2006 WWWXANSASCOMSPORTS COLLEGE FOOTBALL JAYHAWK REPORT First quarter Key play: Todd Rawing bounced off of Nebraska C8 Eric Hagg and hit Kerry Meier for i 28-yard touchdown to tie the game at 7-7 Key stab 1 053 Nebraska's time of possession Second quarter Key play: Reesing hit Deanon Briscoe for 53-yafo touchdown to gwe the Jayhawks a 14-7 lOScL Key stab 20 Kedwrtage h the turnover Third quarter Key play: KU inebacker Mke Rivera faced and recovered a Nate Swift tumble on putt return and the Jayhawks took over at the Nebraska 20 KU scored 1 21-17 Key I scored four plays taker to take a : 14 The number of s thrown by j through three quartern' compared to 1 9 rune for Jake Strap Fourth quarter Key play: Nebraska defaneivB tadde Ndamukong Suh caught a 2yatd touchdown pass from Joe Gam to give the Oomhuekem a 38-28 lead Key steb 5 The number of times Reesing was sacked REPORT CARD "h 90ystocn 22 camea Offense: B The Jayhawks turned the ball over just once on the road and put up a respectable point total but they couldnt sustain enough drives to give the defense a chance to rest Defense: 0 The defense forced two of Nebraska's three turnovers which at best gem the Jayhawks a chance to hang around despite being unabte to slop the Comhuskere for most of Sparlal t— m-P hjrtflarl pnnrfialH position due to subpar kickoff coverage and kickoff returns yet again The only thing keeping this from being a ‘D’ is revera's forced fumble and recovery on a Swift punt return Coaching: D The Jayhawks dkfot find ways to preseure Nebraska quarterback Joe Ganz in the second hatf and Klfla mismanagement of the dock late in the first half slowed the Huskere to tie the game at 14 Player of the game Roy Helu Heiu earned 1 6 timee for 1 1 5 yards and two touchdowns and added eight catches for 61 yards Reason to hope The Jayhawks despite straggling to ran eeriy got t going in the second half as Sharp finished Reason to mope KU stiff doesn't have a signature ran to hang Is hat on in 2008 and the injury to starting C8 Daymond Pattaraon certanly wont help a etrug-ging secondary Looking ahead The Jayhawks wi need to beat Na 8 Texas next week to have a shot at the Big 12 North title against Mnaouri at Arrowhead Starfum With two games left against the Longhorns and No 1 3 Mfeeouri the Jayhawks oodd be headed foree Notes Rsttereon and left guard Adrian Mayee both left Saturday's game with injuries KUooach Mark Mangino sad he wesnt sure about the status of any of his injured players Reesing played with a noticeable imp in me fourth quarter Reeeing was unsMsfable for intenriews after the game because he was getting treatment “Hopefoly ft nothing realy serious" Mangino said "I don't think it i& Trainers are looking at him now I think helbeOK" -1 Brady McColough a KU BOX SCORE MMvfO zjrnxw jj aa-a Mt-lkM 4 pm tm Udv (Hnqr Hct) 4e7 KO-Mm pm tM M PnNMhr tad) 117 S3 pni frn RmIn flfcMttltf UcHl NU-Smta B PM tan Sm (Hmiy tad) M7 NU-HtOTy35FE531 KU-FWii 11 PM ftM 9S5 NU-Mp U M PtMUct) sss NU-Hriu B tw Ptary Mctll Mfll -S(wp 7 ran PnMtHr tad) 935 NU-Mi 2 pm tM Gm (HMry MX S5S Mt-Svtt 14 PM taa Sh (Hmhp tad) M HI SMia 14 nn (Ir—Vttpr tart) fcB rwdMfc HtRMirikipn 49hdMnHdMS mu ni -a at j a -13 16 —1 0 3-11 t-U 0-1 33 jp-ui is-ur u-30-1 a-i Punting 5 is H £a ffontreturna Kickoff returns s s Tackles ID S o Sluday U-l-0-15 HoK 31-1-9 Rtan 3317 are 4-307 Mm 4404 tkonta 4-1-04 UortiMM 3404 UpM 3304 Guam MOO OnyapMi 3002 WrigM 1-1-07 Hdch 1-001 WMn 1401 IMi 1-001 IMP 1401 DudlW 1-0O1 aWnliy 1-OOL 1 4 4 I Tackles Ml ST-at-12 04MOP 4407 Mm 34-1-7 PM 3144 SMPM3304 MUr 34-UM Spp M-04 MM HOB PM 1403 SUmPpM 04041 Hph 3002 Thppprap 3007 WpH 1-102 TpptpMr 1401 H 1401 Hm 1401 1' 1401 Smn0101applmOT0101il OlOLTtanlOlOl - rl 40 20 14 3S B 15 U a B B Not 29 (UKmppCShlta) da u 0 37 M 9 M 44 43 a 45 mo up 1139 m Nebraska's Ndantufcong Suh center jumps to apply pressure to the pass of Kansas' Todd Reesing (5) in the second half Saturday Suh the Big 12 leader In tackles had a game-high 12 tackles and 2Vfe sacks against KIL KANSAS From Page ID It wasn't Just that the Jayhawks lost to Nebraska fra the 20th straight time in Lincoln It was the way they lost The Gomhusken (64 3-3 Big 12) pushed KU around at the line of scrimmage on both sides of the balL Defensively Nebraska sacked Todd Reesing five times and kept Jake Sharp from running effectively inside Offensively die Husken rushed for 167 yards and 48 yards per cany KU was so thoroughly outplayed up front that winning the turnover battle 3 to 1 became an irrelevant stat “At die end of the day when you have takeaways like that you’d like to think you're going to win the game" KU coach Mark Mangino laid Kansas’ defense still a work in progress 10 canes into die season kept the score 14-14 at halftime thanks to a fumble recovery a James Holt interception and a fourth-down stop — all inside the KU 40-yard line But the offense didn’t take advantage scuing no points off those turnovers Because KU couldn't tun die ball early — Sharp had just 11 carries for 29 yards in the first naif— the Jayhawks held the ball for just 11 minutes 45 seconds and left their defense on die field for too long Klfs two scoring drives took a combined two minutes and were spurred by big plays from Reesing who hit Keny Meier for a 28-yard touchdown and Briscoe fra a 53-yard score Reesing’s magic began to run out in die second half though as Nebraska wore down KLTs offensive line At the end of the third quarter Reesing had thrown just 14 passes Hie Jayhawks’ wide receivers were often unable to get into their routes because there wasn’t enough time Their defensive line was great" Briscoe said "They dominated our offensive line today Just tell it like It is “Tve never seen (Reesing) on the turf as much as he was today There's a first time for everything" It was the same old stray for KITs defense however The Jayhawks sacked Nebraska quarterback Joe Ganz twice but were largely ineffective with their pass rush fCLTi secondary looked lost at times— particulariy after starting comeiback Daymond Patterson left the Nebraska defenders Clayton Sievers (88) and Ndamukong Suh in the second half Saturday Sharp had 22 carries for 90 yards but no run longer than 14 yards game due to injury on die first drive of the third quarter Ganz finished with 324 yards and three touchdowns on 28-of-37 passing "We had a lot of coverage busts” Thornton said "things you just can’t have against good quarterbacks All of us feel like we let ourselves down" This season has certainly not gone die way KU planned With two games left the Jayhawks have no signature wins All KU has to its name is bowl eligibility — the Jayhawks are likely to end up in the Insight Bowl in Tempe Ariz or the Independence Bowl in Shreveport La based on the standings How will KU react now that its fate in the Big 12 North appears sealed? “We jjustkeepon fighting” KU linebacker Mike Rivera said That’s what weVe been doing here ever since I got here as a fieshman We always learned that no matter how bad it can get or how good it can get you just keep fighting" Reach 1 Brady McCdtough at knccofloughqwicMaaaglejcofik Texas Tech’s Eric Morris acorea a touchdown ahead of Oklahoma State's Ricky Price on Saturday in Lubbock Texas Harrell Tech pound Pokes IYJMMEMM Associated Press LUBBOCK Texas— So it wasn’t simply the emotion of playing Na 1 at home that brought out die best in Texas Tech last week The Red Raiders just might be that good Proving the Na 2 ranking and win over Texas was no fluke Graham Harrell and Michael Crabtree RIR12 picked up where 14 theyleftofij scoring touchdown after touchdown and turning a showdown with Na 8 Oklahoma State into a 56-20 rout Saturday night "This was a great accomplishment for our team” Texas Tech coach Mike Leach said "It was kind of a good collective effort” After losing a fumble on the game-opening drive Harrell lol the Red Raiders to touch- -8 am — 9 — aowns on men next seven an-ves capping three of them with TD passes to Crabtree the big strong sophomore who might be the nation's most dangerous receiver Harrell finished 40 of 50 for 456 yards and six touchdowns He lost two fumbles but didn’t throw an interception and wasn't sacked He was rarely even pressured as Texas Tech (100 6-0 Big 12) won its 12th straight game the longest streak in the nation and best in school his- Crabtree whose touchdown with 1 second left knocked off the Longhorns caught eight passes for 89 yards and the three scores upping his national-best total to 18 Nine other Red Raiders caught passes on the way to piling up 629 yards — still less than the 718 yards gained iii a 49-45 loss to Oklahoma State last ' agame best remem-the post-game Tin a man! Tm40rrantby Cowboys coach Mike Gundy “We’ve said that all year— we have a chance to be really special" Harrell said “WeVe just improved every week gotten better and continual to win Hopefully we’ll continue to improve and to win Being 10-0 is great but we know we have two regular-season games ahead of us We want to be 12-0 That’s our goal” Now that Texas Tech has gotten by two straight top-10 foes one more awaits: Nd 6 Oklahoma In Norman Things looked good for them early when Kendall Hunter scored on a 2-yard run three plays after Oklahoma State’s recovery of a fumbled TT-enbkM I Mi M Hml flhUMMi tad) 932 OSO— Hwtar4na(na WM739 TWnkkn 1 Mi m Hml Mil 415 TT-Woodi 13 Mi trm Hm5 PM-WBMi Mil 1 14 Mi Hot MH akUH5Mi tad) t3L NMXMLSnnBncs 17-U2 OUT Tldl 5Ml U7 Woodl Mi HOTri 54riM 2) Mda IBM St MOT 13231-12 Tmi41-04TmiTMHt4I 40500456 Potti 54440 WI 446 HM 47 HIM 1-17 Tmi TM Monk 1497 CrattTM 399 LMii 393 Wood 377 Idd 559 Lmi 376 SWOT 336 HUM 321 RM 1-11 Wtadr 14 Na 5 Texas 45 Baylor 21 - Gob McCoy and Texas got over die red-and-black blues McCoy passed for 300 yards and five touchdowns Ryan Palmer returned an i tion 22 yards fra at score and the host Longhorns got a much-needed rebound victory in Austin a week after their last-second loss at Texas Tech Texas (9-1 5-1 Big 12) scored on its first two drives before Baylor (3-7 1-5) tied it by scoring twice in four minutes The Longhorns went ahead to stay when Palmer pirlmd off I nan pulling ft off his shoulder pads then spinning and run-ning to the end zone The loss to the Red Raiders knocked Texas out of the Na 1 spots in the AP poll and the Bowl Championship Series standings (to fourth dug week) The Longhorns also dropped out of first place in the Big 12 South While Texas Tech Oklahoma and Oklahoma State all face each other this month Texas has already played diem all— beating the Somers and Cowboys Texas began its dosing stretch by beating Baylor for the 11m consecutive time a relief after four straight games against top-11 teams McCoy may have refueled his Heisman Trophy bid by completing 26 of 37 passes for his fourth 300-yard game this and eighth of his rt recovery ( snap by Harrell The Cowboys led 7-0 after only 2:30 and the crowd that provided such a boost against Texas the previous Saturday night went silent Yet Harrell the nation's leading passer marched the Red Raiders 80 yards in five plays He took them 70 yards on the next drive then 97 and 72 spreading the ball around while saving the most important plays for his main man Quraree It was 28-14 at die half and Texas Tech already had 312 yards against a defense allowing an average of 3574 yards per game career without playing the final 12 minutes The touchdowns went to four different receivers though he did have two interceptions Quan Cosby who only played the opening series at Texas Tech after hurting his back returned with eight catches for 111 yards and two touchdowns Jordan Shipley had six catches fra 81 yards andascore Robert Griffin had a 1-yard keeper and threw a 55-yard TD pass to tie the game in the second quarter But Baylor's freshman quarterback whose interception on his final attempt last week in a 31-28 home loss to Na 13 Missouri ended his FBS record of 209 attempts without an interception to start a career threw a highpass that deflected off Kmdall Wright’s hands M4m w ur 1 9 -29701 47-194 Ml Tint 4 -570-1 23177 a 45 -547S 1439 — 44 14 -972 95 —21-41 1417—21 -1414343—41 yr-C6 9 Mi tM McG S4OTM Hdfc USi IjMSte 1 PM tn McCor Imh HdX U—GrMilni POTS tad) 1259 IU-9MI 55 mi tan GrHs puts tad) Pffl raknOaraatadl 9 Mi Hm tkO Omm tad WMJ4M 41 Mi Ms Md (Mmcs Udl UMWW 15 PM M HECw (mm Hdt Z3K TMIMm J75I— I -M14MM— 56 WrtalMIta 05IM4wlv I m Bltatap Mdt UA n— nOw UMia Noth DOTMta— tadtUEll THta 4 Mi N Hml ptaLWHiMi tad) 3A :itah95 sanwairansnci Mv 1945 SMot 1-1 9w 1 War 1377 UcGat 19-56 tkCip 321 CJoMm 5 U (Mm 315 Mta 34 TT-MOTt 9 (M M HotB 5MI HdLUA T— — IT liiti MrtlL 1 11 " ’ — Mta VTiiinta tartl V j KMpM 350 SNii 111 NOT 141 ttn 1-1 TM CMpHOaLto fr 51IOiMgi337l aaWa0PMMHS9OT5 "l

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